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Selichnow to give senior recital Aug. 12

August 5th, 2019

Billie Selichnow

Billie Selichnow will give her senior trombone recital Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. in Bethel College Mennonite Church.

Selichnow, Wichita, is a student of Matt Blauer, Bethel College instructor of trombone.

The recital completes Selichnow’s graduation requirements for a major in music (performance).

She will play “Fantastic Polka” by Arthur Pryor, “A Song for Japan” by Steven Verhelst, Cavatine, Op. 144 by Camille Saint-Saëns, and the T-Bone Concerto by Johan de Meij.

Her piano accompanist is Karen Bauman Schlabaugh, D.M.A., Bethel professor emeritus of music.

At Bethel, Selichnow’s musical activities have included the Bethel College Wind Ensemble, Bethel College Jazz Ensemble I and Jazz Combo II, the Bethel College Concert Choir, the Bethel College Brass Quintet and the Bethel College Steel Drum Band.

She spent the 2017-18 school year as an exchange student at Bergische-Universität-Gesamthochschule-Wuppertal in Germany.

Selichnow is a 2014 graduate of Maize High School.

Her Aug. 12 recital is free and open to the public. A reception follows in the church.

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